What is a food business ?
A food business is any undertaking, whether carried out for profit or not, and whether public or private, involved in any of the following:
A food business may be a retail shop selling sweets and confectionary, a bakery, a butchers, a cafe or restaurant, fast food premises, a pub, a micro brewery or pub, a cake maker and a home caterer. Please note: The definition of food includes drink and beverages.
If you are a business producing and/or supplying products of animal origin (Dairy Products, Egg Products, Fish Products, Meat Products, Minced Meat and Meat Preparation, Shellfish Purification and/or Egg Packing) to other food businesses, you may be required to apply for approval to use your establishment for that purpose. Apply online for a licence or fill in the Approval of a food business form here.
Products of animal origin include meat products, fishery products, minced meat, meat preparations etc.
This is a complicated area of food law and each case needs to be looked at individually. Please contact us to discuss your operation if you think approval may be required.